Re: Nouveau riche?
Turnpikes, railroads, air-travel, phone lines, electricity, emergency services, blah blah
344 posts • joined 12 Jul 2010
Turnpikes, railroads, air-travel, phone lines, electricity, emergency services, blah blah
that there was at least one adult involved..
That's an ugly socket, but the important point is that it's backwardly compatible with your old micro-USB stuff. Basically two sockets side by side (nowhere near as big as the original ipod one though).
Shortly to be replaced with USB-C on pretty much every new phone that isn't made by Apple though. Small, reversible and all that good stuff
I agree - partially.
I've got Tb of media nicely sat on a RAID at home. Works well within the home, and should I wish to access it from outside, I can VPN back in.
VPNing back in doesn't offer great upstream performance, when I'm lying on a hotel bed on the other side of the planet, and and fancy watching a 1080p film. Much better performance from a cloud provider.
Ideally I'd have my primary storage at home, with a continuous little trickle of data to keep a cloud image in sync.
I'm reasonably sure Dido is a mirrored Martin Freeman, with some earrings.
Never got the pox on my PCW
I quite like the way they did it, with efficiency. Nobody wants to see giant, intrusive adverts for stuff they have no intention of buying. You have making it go away, advertiser is completely wasting their money.
Google simply stepped in, created a far more attractive advert, and put things on it I might vaguely want to buy.
Maybe you'd prefer all sites had subscriptions - but reality is that internet we know today is supported by advertising. I don't mind Google's adverts (that much).
When it started, everything was designed for the computer literate citizens.
Over time though, people made it easier to get access and use it - and companies who facilitated this made out like bandits.
Security hasn't progressed. Why? Well because there simply isn't the demand for it.
Issue isn't that people can't use PGP keys - it's people don't know they want to use them. If there was a clamour for security tools, somebody would be selling them. My guess is that they'd be bundled in with your "internet security suite" you bought for silly money, from PC World.
are from the original HTC One.
The rose gold - oh yes, that's iPhone.
Cameras on HTC are a mixed bag. I loved the original HTC One M7. Only 4MP, but massive sensor (it had a snappy name) and optical stabilization. Could take pretty good photos in virtually no light.
Then on the M8 they took away the OIS and added that rather stupid duo camera. Then on the M9 they slapped on a generic high MP sensor... god knows what downgrade I can expect to get on my next one :(
All really depends on the test methodology though. If it's representative of cleaning your house, then it's a good feature. If in the real world the sensor is always triggered and vacuum runs at full power always, then it's a test dodge.
However as I can see a real world scenario where you push your vacuum over something that isn't dusty..
"Better, in the long run, to sell data pipes to mobile users and bid a fond farewell to the old model." - which I suspect is pretty much what we all want anyway.
Resistance comes from within the older telcos. There are a lot of people whose jobs depend on the complexity that's built up. Should their employer just decide to:
1) Build a network
2) Solely sell flat-rate dumb data-pipes to this network
A lot of people are unemployed.
Mobiles companies are terrified about becoming these dumb-pipes - hence all these weird pay-by-bonk apps that as you travel loads seem to be pushing (despite nobody wanting/asking for them).
Fortunately it's inevitable. Hurrah.
OP was sort of right.
My understanding is a while back BBC shows just played whatever music they felt like and didn't care about the licensing - "they were covered".
Then when they realized they could sell stuff abroad, they had to then buy a proper license for the music they'd used. If that couldn't be secured, then music had to be replaced/removed.
The licenses are usually for x years in y territory. So, you can still have problems if say 1 the 10 tracks you used expires after 5 rather than 10 years in the US, the whole program could only be sold in the US for 5 years, despite 9/10ths being fine for another 5.
Many people make their living from messing around with this stuff.
If we've got the expertise to understand, review and spot flaws in this stuff - why do we need the Chinese in the first place?
just not in stock Android.
Coming in next one, but already there if you install Cyanogen. Can look at permissions app ask for, then accept/deny each one. Or ask for notification to allow. Oh, and can see how many times the app has asked - basically as granular as you'd like.
I think some vendors also have this in their builds. Sony?
Duly Notes "No, similar schemes are also in operation at Newquay Cornwall Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport."
So, that's 3 off my list.
Can I afford it - no.
But lovely to see something novvel and good out there.
More importantly that announcement came with the sound of a gauntlet slamming onto the floor.
If you prefer the Apple ecosystem that's fine, this isn't for you. If you've bleated that you went with Apple as you didn't mind paying a bit more for a premium product (and my employer seems to have a few higher-management-tools who are running corporate Windows 7 on spendy Apple kit) - think again.
Original surface impressed me, but deep down I knew a keyboard cover would never work however lovely it was. The rest of the surface - well maybe I could finally see hitting your fingers on a screen wasn't entirely pointless. This - I could actually do my job with.
Sure I'm in a minority here, actually having liked Windows since it came into existence. Maybe coloured by my parallel game playing throughout - but let me have my moment of oft-denied-fanboy-pride.
My greatest satisfaction is this coming so closely after the iPad Pro...
Please let MS capture the aspirational-wanker crown, before Apple even has a chance to sniff it.
I'm no Apple fan, but having already got a working product out there that people like - seems to be a good sign that they're mopping up intellect to make it better.
Normally is used purely in the context of responding to the idiotic.
Don't mention, put up with it, overcome it - professional.
Anything else from pointing out the ridiculousness of the request through to failing to deliver on the impossible - unprofessional.
On chrome at least seems the most popular, works faultlessly. *shrugs*
Happen to lease a windows based server and after a few abortive attempts with alternatives, have been very happy with this, for what must be getting on for a decade.
Nice little GUI gives you pretty immediate access to whatever you might need, and back end is a MySQL db, so when I did have a "catastrophic server failure" (some numpty trashed my live server), was re-buildable from the bits I'd backed up remotely.
As I've triggered the camera, I own the image - and my intent it to withhold usage of my image from the Police (or could cop to the SP30 and then sue them for copyright infringement)..
but I'm unaware of any OS that properly handles connected devices.
e.g. just been back from a trip and my clock radio in my hotel let me connect to it and stream audio. Quite nice to be able to listen to my music in my room through a decent speaker.
Problem was that if I ambled into my room using earphones, my (Android) phone sees the speaker and then immediately switches from my earphones to the clock-radio.
Only way I found of stopping this, was to de-pair the radio.
Couldn't see any option of actually allowing me to control the audio output of my phone to over-ride the 'speakers'
Not an issue with BT, but the piss-poor control my phone gives me. I know it's a bit easier on my PC, it detects BT speakers as a potential output source I can keep connected, and I have a little switcher app that sits in the tray that lets me flick between my 2 soundcards (and various outputs on each) and my mobo bluetooth and whatever that's connected to... but even that's not 'good'
Maybe iOS is better as I'm not massively familar with it, but all a bit of a mess.
I believe the "test mode" was triggered by the steering-column not being moved.
Which whilst I applaud them for their sensor identification pretty much excludes there being any defense of this "all being a bit of a misunderstanding and a careless decision of an easily fired engine-engineer"
was simply that the US regulations were an order of magnitude stricter in US, compared to Europe
(and yes this does strike me as slightly odd, based on the US normally not giving a toss and us being a nanny/protective-continent (select as you see fit)).
This is what kicked off this whole thing, when Europeans wondered why they couldn't have these wonderfully efficient versions of cars that were being made available in the US.
See also large quantities of the internet being devoted to physically assaulting the middle management of established churches.
Yes, this exit node could be used by terrorists, child pornographers - well basically anybody.
You host an exit node and you could be helping these people.
But then you could be helping people who legitimately don't want to be identified for something as innocent as they simply just don't want to be identified.
I've no idea if I've got a coherent viewpoint on this, but just have that nagging feeling that it's simply an effect of reaping what was sowed. Governments overstep what they should be doing to simply server their citizens, and citizens respond by firstly complaining to deaf ears and then naturally escalate by opting out of the system of surveillance.
Complex, and I've no idea as to what's "right", but maybe we're being confused by this being 'the internet'. Applying internet logic to things we feel more comfortable with, would we accept the monitoring of anything sent through the postal system? Copy of anything we printed out being uploaded to verify that there was no nefarious content? Cash transactions being only permitted if recorded?
All of the above would help prevent crimes, but are not a price most of us are willing to pay to sacrifice our liberty. We just need to bring this language and the associated sentiments onto the internet.
Kinja/Kotaku seems to be erroring on some links.
It's the end of the world I tells ya.
the fallback option makes it quite palatable.
I've nothing against subscriptions (I have plenty), but I do have that nagging doubt that if I stopped paying I lose everything and feel a bit hostage-like.
Conversely though, means I don't have to decide whether to bite the upgrade bullet, or hang on to what I have.
This seems a pretty good balance. Can look at it as buying a license for whatever's current for 12xMonthly sub cost as a one-off. With a then additional option to license monthly.
none of it has ever gone wrong. Ever.
I'm now not concerned so much for their customer support 'sucking', but for hearing that their products have declined to the extent they're required to provide customer support.
I think "she started it" (unless you can find another reason, aside from the physical, that she's involved)
on psychiatric treatment, shown to work.
All that's needed is a flexible API - buggered if I can see what Apple (or Google) are intending to bring, that isn't lock-in.
Maybe I'm becoming an old-luddite, but I was quite happy with BT pairing, and my GPS being able to mute, and then shout through the speakers, when it wanted me to make a turn.
I can see maybe it would be nice to let my charging phone in a pocket shove the accompanying picture onto the dashboard.. Working the other way, maybe allow my car to browse/control exposed services - but nothing more than say a smart-watch can. Actually, I think that's exactly what I want - Smart-watch OS, with physical buttons I can hit.
Image linked on website: http://lostboy.net/Crypto.jpg
Collar seems like it should have 26 dots, with a white circles covering a set of 2 and 3 dots..
..collar also seems to be pointing...
..and with this I really need to go to work.
Not as I'd want to see him convicted of anything though.
Just we currently have two sides who haven't been forced to confront each other - and without confrontation, there's no decision, and we're left in limbo.
The NSA did something illegal Ed exposed, +1 Ed.
The NSA did something legal and secret Ed blurted, +1 NSA.
Tot up the scores at the end, and the loser gets a jail sentence.
I quite like the idea of the NSA director actually exposing himself to the same potential consequences.
Futile maybe, but the idea appeals to me.
Putting aside I'm a British citizen, the problem we face here is the same - funding has completely borked our political parties.
Wish it wasn't the case, but without funding behind you it doesn't matter what your ideas are - you don't stand a chance. And, if you take funding (from hedge-fund to unions) they want something back and will hold the withdrawal of funding over your head forever more - your soul has been bought.
In this context, it seems eminently sensible to raise this politically agnostic question. The only objectors are surely the donating minority?
Sort this out - and then we can move on.
Seems bizarre that all acknowledge 'communication opportunities' (i.e.advertising/press support) sway elections, acknowledge this requires financial support - and then make it illegal to buy votes.
With my pragmatic hat on, it would seem more efficient in our current system just to jump to vote-purchase (take your ballot receipt to your council office for cash-back etc) - at least it would reduce the collective expense.
Words like "60 hours of gameplay!!" fill me with utter dread.
Games I tend to play are Indy(ish), mainly as they have an interesting novel idea and don't tend to spin it out endlessly (Currently halfway through D4 and think new episode of Life is Strange).
Nothing against the AAA's (Online Battlefield with beer is a definite favourite, and very much enjoyed pootling around in GTA).
What I have learnt to dislike is anything that bores me. Nothing worse than "I'm not enjoying this, and I'm burning up my time". Oh and shit like Assassin's Creed 'hunt the feathers' - I know I'm not going to bother getting them all, so why put them in.
Assuming the price of getting stuff in and risk of being caught is fixed - seems a somewhat strange cargo.
Sure you're not right, and it worked?
Where does the 30-char password come into this?
about the ones who weren't cowed, but we've never heard of.
Maybe nobody did get secretly caught and imprisoned though.. maybe.
But I strongly suspect lack of noise would be wasted money.
I just went through this yesterday and there's a page in the installer, where it shows I think browser, music, photo viewer and summat else. Sure if you click through it sets MS stuff as the default, but easy enough to click and ask it to leave your defaults alone.
Just loading up Firefox, I get a big highlighted "Use Firefox as my default browser" button, with a small "Not Now" alternative option.
This thing is infuriating close to being perfect.
Oh, and I'd miss my "Boom Sound" as well.. Here's hoping for the OnePlus 3
Where I find myself nodding along, agreeing with the points made and all the rest.
Ouya got some traction in positioning Android as a console that plugs into a TV - Razer made all manner of interesting hardware, that I've never seen off an internet picture/article.
Actually, maybe nVidia would have made a better suitor - but they'd have had to swallow their pride on their abortive marketplaces, despite excellent hardware.
I'm a great big fat android fanboy - but I'm this is why Android is bad.
Apple (for better or worse) to seem to support their hardware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_iOS_devices#Highest_version_of_iOS_supported
Or at least if you're a 4S or beyond owner, they seem to have you covered.
With them you're getting updates for a 4 year old device, but in world of premium android you seem to get a "gentleman's agreement" on 2 years, and then you're on your own.
Still, not quite as bad as it seems for Android - Google with "play services" seem to have been incrementally pulling more updates under their control, but it's still a bit half-arsed.
Bit that always bemuses me though, is why they don't just embrace the Windows PC model (or probably more accurately the Windows PC laptop model) - with a Linux twist.
There's less variance in phone hardware than there is on your average PC - buggered if I can't think of a reason you can't roll a "Google Play Installer" that checks components, and installs the relevant drivers.
Has anybody actually bought an Android phone, due to the OS modifications in the last few years?
that people that makes cars have no idea about IT.
(and won't swallow their pride to ask for help).
We can all argue over how this came about - but finest example is built in GPS.
I remember when cars started coming "with a screen" and it was all very exciting. And.. well then I realized that we were being offered the chance to pay thousands for something demonstrably worse that what you could pick up for a hundred or so and stick to your wind-shield.
What *I* as the consumer want is a decent interface between my car and my phone (and this certainly doesn't mean I want an iOS or Android compatible car).
I want my car to run itself, brake when it sees I'm about to drive into somebody and all the rest - and simply the ability to overlay my phone on that screen (wot I paid for). My phone wants power, GPS (if I've got a window with elements in it) and that's about it. My phone does not need to connect to the inner workings of my car. Maybe my phone could utilize a read-only output from my car - but there's absolutely no reason my phone needs to be able to 'control' my car.
..is this not a replacement for Mail/Outlook Express or whatever the freebie mail program that's come bundled with Windows for decades.
spam list ever released to lawyers.
I assumed that was a reference to the number clearly working in pubs, due to the numbers of phones and laptops found in them.
See also trains.
but didn't find anybody running it.